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St. Cloud Out - Meeting Minutes

February 08, 2007

Present: Joe, Gary, Thomas, Shawn, Jerry, Brandi, Gabi, Timothy

Secretary's Report:

  1. Last month’s minutes read by Gabi.
  2. Motion to approve by Brandi. Seconded by Gary. Approved with no changes.

Treasurer's Report:

  1. Our balance is $3474.14.
  2. It will fall very soon as we start to pay for film fest expenses.
  3. There have been some donations but we are way behind our goal of $500 to pay for the ASL interpreters.
  4. Program ads are coming in. Thank you to all of you who are putting in the time on this.

Funding/Grants/Fundraising Committee Report:

  1. Nothing to report

Film Fest Committee Report:

  1. Movies–
    • Friday -- Keep Not Silent, In My Father’s Church
    • Saturday – The Gymnast, Almost Normal
  2. Tickets are available now on the Pioneer Place on Fifth web site.
  3. Everything is set with Pioneer Place.
  4. Program will be the same size and format as last year.
  5. Posters and advertisements – contact has been made with Lavender and Up Next. The posters will be done soon.
  6. Program advertisers – we mailed out roughly 160 information packets to local businesses through a list from the Downtown Council. Got one ad so far. Thanks Bonnie for donating the stamps!
  7. Entertainment – still haven’t heard anything from Doug Anderson. Brandi moved and Timothy seconded that if we haven’t heard back from Doug Anderson by 2/15, we should ask Leesa to play during intermission. Approved by all.
  8. Speakers – Rabbi Edelheit can not join the Friday discussion but has given names of lay people to check with. Pastor Jayne Thompson and Father Kevin have also been invited to participate.
  9. Budget – Gary, Brandi and Jerry have sold some ads. GLBT Services will donate $500. They will pay for Friday’s movies and buy a $100 ad. We spent quite a bit of time looking over the budget. Our estimated expenses are $2760. Our goal for pre-ticket income is $2300. Right now we are at $700. Thomas motioned and Gabi seconded that we approve the budget of about $3000. Approved by all.
  10. The ASL interpreters (Ann and Amy) have the movies to get ready for the show.
  11. Ten tickets will be given to GLBT Services to do with as they see fit.
  12. Thomas moved and Shawn seconded that we print 250 programs. Approved by all.
  13. The web site has the most up to date information.

Resource Committee Report:

Web site statistics for the month of:
January
Total Visits:
2530
Average per day:
81
Unique Visitors for the month:
999
One-time Visitors:
631
Repeat Visitors:
368
  1. Ashley from GLBT Services is working on a resource directory. It was suggested that she contact the Downtown Council for their e-mail list. She has an email through us :

Advisory Committee Report:

Old Business:

  1. No old business

New Business:

  1. TC Pride vs. Duluth Pride– after much discussion and weighing the pros and cons of both, Brandi moved and Thomas seconded that we have a booth at Duluth Pride instead of TC Pride. Approved by all.

Announcements:

  1. Gene Tretter from the University of Minnesota is looking for St. Cloud GLBTA history to display at Pride. Please contact Timothy at GLBT Services if you have anything to contribute.
  2. GAB potluck on 2/10. More info in the GAB Skinny.
  3. Cheer Dorothy Cheer will perform at the GAB Dance on 2/17.
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